Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Terror, what terror

Yesterday, there was a major terror attack on Sri Lankan cricketers. The brave cricketers (or their stupid board) had done nothing (of course, you can argue that their existence did) to deserve this sort of welcome on Pkstn soil. But, luckily, they escaped with their careers intact. In any case, this is the end of international cricket in Pkstn for some time now, but US is lining up more goodies than cricket can ever make for them.

Now, remember, that the Lankans were touring in place of the Indian team. And, there is a good chance that this attack was planned as a welcome for any touring team.

Lucky India, lucky Lanka, but as the Indian general elections comes closer, the big elephant in the room is being ignored - the terror problem. The media has swept the murderous Mumbai massacre under the carpet, as the prior terror before that (and let me just refresh your mind) in Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Surat, Guwahati among the bigger cities. It is not a question of whether the Congress or the NDA has been ambivalent about terror. It is a fact that this current government which seeks us to vote in a cute prime minister has slept on its job of fighting terror.

If the Congress comes back, it is an endorsement of their line that we, as a nation, can afford to be soft on terror and let traitors and terrorists get away with impunity after killing our citizens. If it is a non Congress government, there is no way but to be hard on terror.

Today it is the Lankan cricketers, tomorrow it could well be IPL and we are shitting in our pants already with the home minister suggesting we postpone IPL. So, do we all still believe there is no terror problem?

(Shhh...the elections are nearby, we need to do something - so "secret missions" are being leaked out. Secret or not, this is great news. We need to show a resolve to get them wherever they are.)

Prem Panicker calls terrorism, terrorism - and a spade a spade.

1 comment:

Arif said...

This is truly horrible. I never did comprehend the Terrorists' intention, but now I don't think I'll even have any hope of understanding them.
Who are they?
What do they want?
Who will benefit from this attacks?

Any thoughts..guesses? I'm even willing to give ear to conspiracy theories.